Sen Wicker Requests Hearing on FCC Broadband Maps

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Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Senate Commerce Committee Chairwoman Maria Cantwell, requesting that the Committee hold a Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing to discuss the agency’s plans and timelines for developing new broadband maps. The FCC recently suggested it would not have new maps ready until 2022, despite previous statements from Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel that the agency could complete new maps in “just a few months.”  However, at a March 17, 2021 hearing, Chairwoman Cantwell stated that Chairwoman Rosenworcel had intimated that we could have an answer for mapping in four months. "These conflicting timelines clearly need to be resolved," said Sen Wicker. 

Wicker Requests Hearing on FCC Broadband Maps